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March 5th 2020 12

Are you using the best credit card when ordering food for delivery?

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March 5th 2020 12

Are you using the best credit card when ordering food for delivery?

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March 5th 2020 12

Are you using the best credit card when ordering food for delivery?

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Are you using the best credit card when ordering food for delivery?

The key to more success is to have a lot of pillows. Always remember in the jungle there’s a lot of they in there, after you will make it to paradise. Egg whites, turkey sausage, wheat toast, water.

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Waxman to Push for Climate Hearings

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February 5, 2013

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce  Committee, wants to put Republicans on record about whether the powerful panel should hold hearings on climate change.

Waxman, over the last two years, has publicly asked the committee’s GOP leadership to hold hearings on extreme weather, major scientific reports about climate change, temperature data and related topics, but to no avail. On Wednesday, Waxman hopes to put  members to a vote when the committee considers  its oversight plan for the 113th Congress, he told The Washington  Post in a wider interview on climate policy and political  strategy. “Rep. Rush and I will propose amendments to their plan for the coming Congress to require hearings on these issues. We may be defeated, but to vote against even having hearings? Imagine having that on your record,” Waxman said of his plans with Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a top lieutenant. The committee, under GOP control, has been active on climate change, although not in the way Waxman would prefer. In the last Congress, the panel – and the full House – approved legislation that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate  greenhouse gas emissions, but it did not advance in the Senate. RELATED:The Best Little Congressional Energy Committee the Koch Brothers’ Money Could Buy” The  GOP-crafted oversight plan for the new Congress calls for fresh attention to EPA regulations that many  Republicans and some centrist Democrats contend will be economicall harmful. “The committee will continue to monitor international  negotiations on efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions in connection with  concerns about global climate change. In addition, the committee will examine  the EPA’s efforts to regulate domestic greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act based on its endangerment finding. The committee will consider whether  such agreements and regulatory efforts are scientifically well grounded,” the  Oversight plan states. “The committee will also review the activities  undertaken in this area by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS), and other agencies within the committee’s  jurisdiction, including efforts to prepare for and respond to weather events and  natural disasters in the future,” it states.

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By Xeni Jardinat

Boing, Boing, February 4, 2013

Philip Marshall, 54, a career airline pilot who claimed to have once served as a contract pilot for the CIA and DEA during the Iran-Contra affair, shot and killed his two teenage children, and the family dog, then killed himself.

The apparent murder-suicide was discovered at the family home in an upscale gated golfing community in Murphys, California.

According to local news reports, teen friends of  Alex Marshall, 17 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Macaila Marshall (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 14, noticed the siblings had not been active on social media since Thursday and went by the house on Saturday to check on them.

The last posts made by either child to Instagram and Facebook were dated Thursday night.

The friends told police that when they arrived, they found Phillip Marshall, 54, “lying in a pool of blood inside the home,” his 9mm Glock nearby.

Deputies believe the children were shot while sleeping on a couch. The family dog was found shot to death in a nearby bedroom.

Marshall’s estranged wife Sean, the children’s mother, was out of the country at the time.

Philip Marshall has been identified as a former pilot for Eastern and United Airlines. He self-published a number of books, including at least two about his 9/11 conspiracy theories: “The Big Bamboozle” (February 9, 2012) and “False Flag 911: How Bush, Cheney and the Saudis Created the Post-911 World”  (July 29, 2008).

A previous novel published in 2003, “Lakefront Airport, New Orleans,” detailed his claimed experience as a pilot for the US during Iran/Contra.

In his books and his social media bios (including multiple Facebook accounts, his Twitter account and a Tumblr), he claims to have served as a contract pilot for the CIA’s Special Activities Division during the Iran-Contra affair, flying shipments to and from Nicaragua.

He appeared on “outsider truth” shows like Coast to Coast to promote the theories in his books that 9/11 was an “inside job,” the result of a plot between the US government and the Saudis.

From his author bio on Createspace.com, Amazon.com’s self-publishing service:

Philip Marshall, a veteran airline captain and former government “special activities” contract pilot, has authored three books on Top Secret America, a group presently conducting business as the United States Intelligence Community.

Beginning with his role in the 1980s as a Learjet captain first as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sting on Pablo Escobar, and later in the covert arming of the Nicaraguan Contras, Marshall has studied and written 30-years worth of covert government special activities and the revolving door of Wall Street tricksters, media moguls, and their well funded politicians.

 

Photos from the siblings’ Instagram feeds suggest that they were outgoing, well-liked by friends, and loved one another very much. In one, Macaila is in the hospital after a “golf cart accident,” with her father sitting in the background.

In the last self-portraitshe posted on January 28, her brother blows a hair dryer at her while she goofs in the mirror.

“I pretty much just wanted to say how great of a big brother you are,” Macaila writes to her brotherin another Instagram caption, “I love you so much!”

A family photo Instagrammed by Alex shows the boy at a much younger age.

In it, he is helping his father mow the lawn with a toy lawnmower.

http://boingboing.net/2013/02/04/former-pilot-and-911-conspira.html

” … Diet soda drinkers were found to be at the highest risk for depression. The researchers have no explanation for this connection, but the study adds to a growing body of research that shows artificially sweetened drinks can lead to poor health outcomes. … “

By Traci Pedersen

American Academy of Neurology/PsychCentral, January 12, 2013

Regular consumption of sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks flavored with artificial sweeteners, is linked to a greater risk for depression among older adults, according to new research from the American Academy of Neurology.

Coffee, however, was found to be associated with a slightly lower risk for depression.

“Sweetened beverages, coffee and tea are commonly consumed worldwide and have important physical — and may have important mental — health consequences,” said study researcher Honglei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.,  an investigator in the Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

For the study, researchers looked at the beverage consumption of 263,925 people between the ages of 50 and 71 over the course of a year. About 10 years later, the researchers checked back in with the participants. Overall, 11,311 participants had been diagnosed with depression. The frequent consumption of sweetened beverages was linked to a modestly higher risk of depression, said Chen.

Diet soda drinkers were found to be at the highest risk for depression. The researchers have no explanation for this connection, but the study adds to a growing body of research that shows artificially sweetened drinks can lead to poor health outcomes. Artificial sweeteners include aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), saccharin (Sweet’N Low) and Splenda.

The study also revealed that people who consume four or more cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with depression than non-coffee drinkers.

Again, there’s no explanation for the link, but Chen points to the high concentration of antioxidants and phytochemicals in coffee and tea as one possible reason for these findings.

“Our research suggests that cutting down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may help lower your depression risk,” Chen said.

“More research is needed to confirm these findings, and people with depression should continue to take depression medications prescribed by their doctors.”

Source: American Academy of Neurology

http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/01/12/diet-drinks-artificial-sweetener-tied-to-greater-risk-of-depression/50327.html

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January 28, 2013

(Reuters) – – Lawyers for five alleged conspirators who attacked America on September 11 and say they were tortured in secret CIA prisons have asked a U.S. military judge to order that the prisons be preserved as evidence.

The issue is one of more than two dozen on the docket for a week of pretrial hearings that began on Monday in the war crimes tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

The defendants include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the hijacked plane attacks that killed 2,976 people on September 11, 2001. He wore a camouflage jacket to court over his white tunic and defiantly refused to answer the judge’s questions.

Defense lawyers also have asked the judge to order the U.S. government to turn over all White House or Justice Department documents authorizing the CIA to move suspected al Qaeda captives across borders without judicial review and hold and interrogate them in secret prisons after the September 11 attacks.

President George W. Bush announced in 2006 that the September 11 defendants were among a group of “high-value” captives sent to Guantanamo from the secret prisons.

The CIA has acknowledged that Mohammed was subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding. The defendants said they were also subjected to sleep deprivation, threats, and being chained in painful positions.

The defense lawyers will argue that their clients’ treatment was illegal pretrial punishment and constituted “outrageous government misconduct” that could justify dismissal of the charges, or at least spare the defendants from execution if convicted.

“By its nature, torture affects the admissibility of evidence, the credibility of witnesses, the appropriateness of punishment and the legitimacy of the prosecution itself,” the defense lawyers wrote in court documents.

At least one potential witness was also held in the CIA prisons and his treatment could raise questions about the admissibility of his testimony, said James Connell, defense attorney for Mohammed’s nephew, defendant Ali Abdul-Aziz Ali.

The chief prosecutor, Brigadier General Mark Martins, said the prosecution does not plan to introduce any evidence obtained from the defendants or anyone else via torture, cruelty or inhuman treatment – which is prohibited by U.S. law and international treaty.

In a departure from the Bush administration, the Obama administration has made it clear that any interrogation techniques must adhere to those long established in the army field manual, which prohibits torture.

The defendants have been in U.S. custody for a decade, but there are still numerous legal and evidentiary issues that must be resolved before their trial begins on charges that include murder, hijacking, terrorism and attacking civilians.

ABU GHRAIB PRISON

The judge presiding over the September 11 trial, Army Colonel James Pohl, ordered in 2004 that the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq be preserved as a “crime scene.” He was at the time presiding over the trial of U.S. military police officers accused of torturing and photographing prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

Iraq was then under U.S. occupation. It was unclear whether Pohl had authority to order the preservation of the CIA prisons, whose location the government has kept secret, arguing that disclosure could threaten U.S. national security and put allies at risk.

Polish prosecutors are investigating allegations that one of the sites was in Poland, and there is evidence the CIA set up others in Romania, Lithuania and Thailand, according to reports by the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Lawyers for the September 11 defendants first made the request for preservation of the secret CIA prisons under seal in September of last year. The request was unsealed about a month later. But this week’s pre-trial hearing marks the first time it has been presented in the Guantanamo court.

Before considering the CIA prisons issue, the court on Monday began slogging through issues such as whether the defendants had agreed to add lawyers to two defense teams and drop one from another and whether they must show up in court for pretrial hearings.

When two of them refused to answer whether they had approved the personnel changes, the judge took their lawyers’ word for it that they had.

But he said he would not grant their request to skip some court sessions unless they first acknowledged vocally that they understood they had the right to be present for discussions that could affect their legal rights.

“They’re going to have to tell me out of their own mouths, or they’ll be here,” Pohl said.

After a chaotic May 2012 arraignment session that dragged on for 13 hours, the defendants have alternated between refusing to speak to the judge and making accusatory statements against the United States. Although they largely ignored the judge on Monday, they whispered to their lawyers and appeared to be reading legal documents.

Mohammed and his nephew are Pakistani citizens. The other defendants are Walid bin Attash and Ramzi Binalshibh, both Yemenis, and Mustafa al Hawsawi, a Saudi.

(Editing by Kevin Gray, Tom Brown and Philip Barbara)

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